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It's the year 410 AD, the Visigoths are sacking the city of Rome. A rift in the fabric of space-time occurs at the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus. Suddenly multiple dimensions collide and coalesce. Time travelers & space farers exist alongside terrestrials who had previously lived thousands of years apart. The world is now a fractured patchwork of time and space with Rome at the center of it all. The world is now RomanPunk...

About RomanPunks

RomanPunks is a retrofuturistic, cyberpunk derivative world-building project inspired by fine art, history and the cryptopunk movement.

A total of 1,000 RomanPunk characters have been frozen in time and minted as Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on the Ethereum, WAX, Polygon and Algorand blockchains.

RomanPunk characters are comprised of commoners and famous individuals based on Roman history, art history and pop culture.

The basis for RomanPunk lore and backstories is exhaustively researched by history/sci-fi buff and co-founder, Punktavian.

All images are drawn by hand by woman artist and co-founder, Cleopunktra, without the aid of AI or generative tools.

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Project Timeline

The RomanPunk Genesis Collection on Ethereum

RomanPunks came into existence through early minting on OpenSea, promoting on Twitter and building a Discord community through giveaways and engagement. The idea of a cyberpunk-derivative ‘RomanPunk’ theme was in our heads for years, but it was the success of the Cryptopunks that became the catalyst for project conception and launch.

The Summer of Gladiators

After a hard working first 60 days spent networking and attracting new collectors to RomanPunks, our community had begun to flourish and sales increased. We began to offer our collectors an opportunity to battle their NFTs in a tournament bracket powered by dice rolls.

Launch of the WAX Blockchain Collection

Encouraged by the tight knit community and the carbon-neutral blockchain with lightning fast and low cost transactions, we launched 'romanpunksio' collection on WAX Blockchain as the first step to expand the backstories of our RomanPunk characters and the baseline for future development of a card game.

September MMXXI
Chainlink VRF Integration

RomanPunks integrated with Chainlink Labs to utilize VRF (Verified Randomness Function) to host a giveaway raffle for our holders. We developed a smart contract on Ethereum which guarantees true random number selection on chain and can be used for a wide range of functions that require random selection.

November MMXXI
WAX Fighter Pack Series I

After much anticipation in the community, we released our first WAX NFT card 'pack' through the Neftyblocks platform, which sold out in less than a week.

December MMXXI
Colosseum Clash on Twitch

We launched our Twitch channel and begun building an audience by offering numerous giveaways of WAX NFTs from our collection, as well as giving participants a chance to win RomanPunk ETH NFT airdrops for taking top spot at the end of the 'season'.

January MMXXII
RomanPunk CyberColosseum on The Sandbox Metaverse

As firm believers in a metaverse future and land owners in The Sandbox, we undertook to build the RomanPunk Colosseum on 1x1 land and entered our experience "Gladiator Bloodsport" into a GameJam contest. We will continue to build the Colosseum into a PVP arena and social hub once The Sandbox offers creators the ability to do so.

WAX NFT Blending

Thanks to the user friendly tools offered by NeftyBlocks, we launched a comprehensive blending system on WAX, allowing our collectors to blend the common NFTs they earn in our Discord RPG up into Legendary famous NFTs through the use of blending 'coins' that can also be earned on the Discord as reward for helping to promote the RomanPunks project.

RomanPunks VX on Polygon

We launched the VX collection on Polygon. Each owner of an ETH NFT gets their voxel equivalent airdropped to them, and these NFTs can be redeemed for official NFTs on The Sandbox Marketplace once available.

1,000 ETH Supply Cap Reached

All 1,000 original, unique 1:1 RomanPunk characters hand drawn by Cleopunktra and minted on OpenSea.

WAX Fighter Pack Series II
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The RomanPunk WAX NFT Trading Card Fighter Pack Series II consists of 3 NFTs randomly selected from over 236 characters.

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Coming Soon
In the Works...

Upcoming plans for RomanPunks include:

  • WAX NFT Civilian Pack
  • Tabletop Card Game
  • New project for The Sandbox metaverse

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Cast of Characters

Below is a comprehensive and searchable directory of all 1,000 RomanPunk Characters.

tanith sidonia carthaginian peregrinus

#572 – Tanith Sidonia

Born 179 BC in Sidon, Tanith was a merchant’s wife who escaped Carthage during the destruction by Cato the Elder by sneaking through an open interdimensional portal at the Temple of Melqart. To her chagrin, Tanith landed in the 22nd century benighted kingdom of Neo-Carthage where she keeps a low profile as a shopping mall retail clerk.

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chaka cantatrix mauretanian equestrian

#564 – Chaka Cantatrix

Born 39 AD in Volubilius, Chaka is a direct descendant of Cleopatra VII. She was raised in secrecy by a Roman equestrian family after the execution of her father, Ptolemy of Mauretania. Blessed with unsurpassed singing talent, she tours interdimensionally to entertain galactic civilizations.

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After Distillatoris Mauretanian Plebeian

#563 – Afer Distillatoris

Born 130 BC in Cirta, Afer is a grain farming pleb who was visited by a clone of himself from the future and given the recipe for sour mash whiskey, the mass production of which made him rich and famous and provided the liquid courage needed for the Roman legions to triumph in countless battles.

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qin kai ren han patrician

#562 – Qin Kai Ren

Born 55 BC in Chang’an, Kai Ren is the Qin Emperor’s first daughter and ancestral brain of the Xinhan Megacorp, a hegemonic power operated by an AI hive mind. Held hostage by time traffickers in 2411 AD Neo-Byzantium, she spends her time playing ancient CRPGs and denigrating her cyborg servant jailers.

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mads magellanus lusitanian freedman

#557 – Mads Magellanus

Born 125 AD in Emerita Augusta, Mads is an ancestor of Ferdinand Magellan and a former slave who, after being released from servitude on a Roman quinquereme, became an interdimensional explorer and the first ancient citizen to visit hedonistic late 20th century AD.

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dardana melos illyrian plebeian

#555 – Dardana Melos

Born 1998 in Dyrrachium, Dardana is a superstar singer who was abducted by time traffickers and forced to perform in Diocletian’s palace as the Emperor’s personal chanteuse.

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aulus babinus bithynian plebeian

#556 – Aulus Babinus

Born 151 BC in Prusa, Aulus is an autistic scribe and bastard son of Prusias II; he discovered the secret for interdimensional travel on a Babylonian scroll, but didn’t think anyone would care.

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flavia ruber lugdunese patrician

#554 – Flavia Ruber

Born 116 AD in Lugdunum, Flavia is an Antonine heiress turned flamenco dancer slash jewel thief who travels across time and space to perform at grand balls and pilfer / pickpocket at glitzy afterparties, fencing her stolen loot on the interdimensional black market.

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lur errota aquitanian slave

#553 – Lur Errota

Born 141 AD in Burdigala, Lur, an acolyte of the Bishop of Lyon, called out Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ stoic philosophy as heresy and was condemned to toil in the wheat fields as punishment. Despite the enslavement, Lur found solace in his love for animals and the teachings of Jesus Christus.

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kyma thalassa pontic plebeian

#552 – Kyma Thalassa

Born 80 BC in Sinope, Kyma lives a simple life as the proprietor of a bait and tackle shop on the Black Sea, when she’s not following her rock star lover, Stevie Stratonice, on an interdimensional concert tour.

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iskra arsinoe cilician plebeian

#549 – Iskra Arsinoe

Born 111 BC in Coracesium, Iskra is an ex-pirate turned seamstress/tattooist who went to 1981 AD through an interdimensional portal at the Temple of Tarsus to travel as a groupie for the thrash metal band, Pontifex Maximus.

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rhys cuporis thracian slave

#548 – Rhys Cuporis

Born 88 BC in Philippopolis, Rhys was a slave who joined forces with Spartacus during the Third Servile War, but fled through an interdimensional portal at the Temple of Hera in Paestum to the 1980s AD where he became a roadie for the thrash metal band, Pontifex Maximus.

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matilda gergis lycian peregrinus

#545 – Matilda Gergis

Born 200 BC in Xanthos, Matilda was chief librarian of the legendary Library of Lycia until cyborg and alien invaders annexed her homeland during the heyday of the Roman Republic. To escape enslavement, she conjured an interdimensional portal from ancient Sumerian texts, leaving to establish a rare used book store in 1980s AD Manhattan.

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jerome bardylis illyrian soldier

#546 – Jerome Bardylis

Born 103 BC in Dyrrhachium, Jerome was a slave who joined forces with Spartacus during the Third Servile War, but fled through an interdimensional portal to the late 20th century AD to avoid their inevitable capture and crucifixion.

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hana matsura japanese peregrinus

#543 – Hana Matsura

Born 1939 AD in Yokohama Nova as an orphan raised by Bushido cyborgs, Hana became a dimension-hopping geisha assassin, infamous for dispatching powerful men with a pillow-muffled 9mm shot to the face.

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